The Feast of St. Lucy

This morning I asked Bill why our daughters hadn’t delivered us some sweet bread in bed. Apparently, one needs to teach their daughters this behavior. Go figure.

I checked my copy of this book, but both recipes for St. Lucy’s sweet bread use saffron, which I don’t happen to stock. Maybe I’ll scour the internet and come up with something to make for dessert tonight or for a mid-morning snack.

Yesterday I made 20 dozen Crinkled Molasses Cookies. On Friday I’m going to a cookie exchange, and half that amount will be given away. Everyone was permitted ONE single lonely cookie. I was most unpopular, and at least one person managed to sneak one when I wasn’t looking.

At some point today, I’ll have to gather the children and bless their eyesight:

Relying upon thy goodness, O God, we humbly ask Thee, by the
intercession of Thy servant, St. Lucy, that Thou wouldst give perfect vision to our eyes, that they may serve for Thy greater glory, and for the salvation of our souls in this world, that we may come to the enjoyment of the unfailing light of the Lamb of God in paradise. St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, pray for us.

10 thoughts on “The Feast of St. Lucy

  1. I’d sneak the cookies too. They are TOO delicious! Especially with a cup of good coffee (I’ve been adding a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice before brewing the coffee and it goes fabulously with those cookies).

    As for the Lucy bread, if you have a hot cross bun recipe hanging around, the taste is pretty close.

    Did you move to Beta? I can’t log in the regular way.
    –Barb, sfo

    Or you can do what I did this morning….school bus schedules being what they are….we had Pillsbury cinnamon buns (ok everybody, can you all spell LOSER?)

  2. Pillsbury cinnamon buns are yummy.

    I’m glad you like the cookies. I’m very impressed that I stuck with only one (oh, plus that one really small one that was just too overdone – I sacrificed and did away with it too).

    Yes, I switched to Beta. Pain in the neck…

  3. There is a yummy looking recipe for Saint Lucia’s Braided Bread at FamilyFun that doesn’t use saffron (I’m not even sure what that is!). I thought I’d try to make it this morning, but I think now it will just have to wait until this evening. Here’s the link to the recipe:

    http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/special/feature/famf1202_feat_braided/

    P.S. HOW do you link in the comments section without having to type in the whole web address?!?! Just curious.

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  5. Let’s try this again.

    Melissa, thank you for the link.

    To leave links in comments you have to use HTML. I tried typing the exact thing here, but it turned it into a link despite my efforts to prevent that. I am HTML challenged to say the least.

    Google the HTML code “a href” and see if their explanation helps.

  6. Hey, I think I’ve got it! But I just noticed that the link I wrote out above got cut off. Let’s see if I can do this the fancy way: Saint Lucia’s Braided Bread.

    Thank you so much for your help!

  7. DH and I are sick with strep throat and a stomach bug, respectively….

    Eggo waffles worked great.

    😉

  8. Saffron is an expensive spice.

  9. Renee, you only need a tiny bit of saffron anytime you use it….in our local supermarket you can get a tiny vial (enough for about 10 St. Lucia breads) for $2.

    So, Michelle, do you recommend that I don’t go Beta? I hear it doesn’t deal with Firefox either….

  10. Barb – I think you have to go Beta eventually. Just be sure to pick a week you have some free time. I lost a few links…some of the editing is much easier, but some of the formatting I had I couldn’t re-do. It’s just a hassle, especially when leaving comments on a non-Beta blog. I’m barely treading water with HTML as it is, so it through me for a loop having to figure out the new ways Beta wanted things to be.

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